Dying Truth Book Review
|Published:||May 15, 2019, Bookouture|
|No. of Pages:||384|
|Cover Price:||$11.99 Paperback, $4.99 Kindle|
Dying Truth is the eighth novel in the Kim Stone Crime Thriller Series. In this novel, a 13-year old girl has supposedly jumped from a bell tower at a very elite private school. When Kim Stone investigates, she finds that this young girl was actually murdered, and unfortunately, there are more to come. Kim and her team spend a lot of time at the school, and look into the secret societies there and how they have affected students who attended years before. It seems there is something sinister going on, and Kim is determined to find out what. Kim even goes to the prison to see Dr. Alex Thorne, who has been a key player in previous novels in this series, and consults her on child murderers.
Marsons is good at building suspense, and it seems it starts at the beginning of the novel and goes on throughout. The main characters are well-developed, and for those who have read the previous novels, they are familiar. The new characters – those at the school – seem to be a bit pretentious, which is what most of us think of when dealing with the privileged rich. The characters ring true, and Marsons’ depiction of Dr Alex Thorne is spot-on when dealing with a psychopath and narcissistic personality.
The story flows and the novel is difficult to put down; it definitely keeps the interest of readers, and some of the scenarios make it difficult to guess who the bad guys are and who the bad guys aren’t. Readers will be in suspense throughout, right up until the dénouement, which is surprising and has several different aspects.
Readers of this series won’t want to miss this novel, and those readers who enjoy good suspense with an English twist (these take place in the U.K.) will not only want to read this excellent novel, but will also want to pick up the previous novels to be brought up to speed on the characters.
Special thanks to NetGalley for supplying a review copy of this book.
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